Blockchain is a shared, replicated ledger that underpins technology such as Bitcoin. Blockchain's reach is far wider than cryptocurrency however, as it sets out to provide the foundation for a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust and transparency, while streamlining business processes. Are you curious about Blockchain and what it can do?
In this online course you will learn the essentials of blockchain:
- What blockchain (distributed ledger technology) is and why it is important
- Common use-cases, patterns and pitfalls
- How to get started on your first project: the costs, tasks and expected returns
- How to make sure your blockchain project is successful, and integrated with what you already have
Blockchain gathers interest from a broad range of people, from the C-suite to the developer community. It follows therefore that managers of all levels will benefit from knowledge of blockchain, whether they are implementing a business case for a CTO to help reduce cost, or helping developers understand the potential of a distributed transactional programming model.
The course will focus on the use of distributed ledgers in private business networks as well as networks that involve organizations in the public sector, charities, academia and other institutions with defined suppliers and consumers. It will not focus on the use of anonymous blockchains, or the use of blockchains for (and investment in) cryptocurrencies.
This course is intended for anyone with an interest in blockchain. It will focus on answering the “so-what” question, with the aim of allowing attendees to understand enough about what blockchain is to identify when it is appropriate and its strengths and weaknesses.
The course is perfect for those with management responsibility. It will allow attendees to understand what is necessary to implement blockchain solutions without diving into the engineering, and thus will give attendees a feel for the costs and benefits associated with getting started on this new technology.
It will be delivered through a mixture of lecture, discussion and short exercises.
Dates, Times and Delivery
The Blockchain for Managers (Online) course will run from 25 – 28 January 2021, with online sessions delivered via Microsoft Teams.
Sessions will be held each day, Mon – Thurs, at 12:00 – 13:30 (UK time).
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This is a ‘virtual classroom’ course.
To replicate the experience of a classroom, the sessions are ‘live’ and are not recorded.
No attendance at Oxford is required and you do not need to purchase any software